Designtripper explores the intersection of travel and design with genuine curiosity and good taste. We put authenticity, character, and thoughtful design before hi-definition plasma TVs, iPod docking stations and in-room jacuzzis. We tell the story of that 200-year-old family-owned hacienda a dirt path from the beach that looks far more interesting and chic than any five-star resort. Or a French country house nestled in a field of lavender, an urban flat above an old-school pub with a single beer on tap and a boarding room upstairs, or a rustic one-room cabin decorated with found objects and art that sits at the edge of an organic farm. We inspire you to see the world through someone else’s home.
Meghan McEwen who started designtripper, also runs a small-scale, design-focused Detroit inn. Honor & Folly is reminiscent of the way folks used to travel: a few beds above the village pub or restaurant with a hearty breakfast. You'll be immersed in the oldest neighborhood of Detroit – smack in the middle of one of the most thriving blocks in the city.
Kim Johnson and Jo Walker have a passion for interior design. So much so it has united them on opposite sides of the world and made them fast friends even though they have never even heard each other’s voice. Kim from Canada and Jo from Australia met online through their love of design and their huge archives of pictures of interiors. Room porn they call it. Eye candy. When sharing images on Flickr couldn’t satisfy their passion they started the now popular blog Desire to Inspire, a daily read for thousands of equally addicted interior design junkies.
Hg2 is a luxury city guide series coveted by travellers who value both style and substance when it comes to soaking up a city. We’re not about the most expensive shops, bars, restaurants and hotels — we’re about the best. All our guides are compiled by writers who have lived in each city, with content that is packed with insider knowledge and a voice that is irreverent, inspired, and, above all, intelligent.
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Wayfare is a brand new publication celebrating the art of the journey. Every element of Wayfare highlights what we feel travel should be: motivating, accessible, and delightful — whether you are in a faraway place, on a weekend getaway or simply exploring a new corner of your hometown.